Why do car repairs cost so much?

Boy, we all feel that pain! There are of course a lot of factors in the car care equation, but what comes immediately to mind is a recent clutch repair.

In order to get to the clutch, we had to remove the steering. There were hours of car parts removal before we could even see the clutch pressure plate, so that we could remove that for access to the clutch friction disc and flywheel.

Cars are engineered to do (and be) more things than ever before. Even things like engine mounts, once used simply to hold the engine in place, are not pat of the engineering for the crash-worthiness of the front end structure of your car.

Cars nowadays have to be built to be lightweight, fuel efficient and emit low emissions…and still have room for everything from power steering to GPS and Wi-Fi. All that “stuff” complicates the maintenance and repair of your car, truck, van or SUV and contributes to the car repair cost.

Add to all that, the (rising) cost of technician training, tools, technology, insurance, etc. and we just can’t patch up cars for the kind of prices we once did.

Don’t shoot me, I’m only the service provider…and I’m proud to serve you.